Monday, September 04, 2006

Well we are back from Mexico, and what an experience it was! It was like nothing I had ever done before, likely because it was something I had never done before. I have compiled a list of interesting observations from my trip.

1. Mexican people have got to be among the friendliest people in the world (right up there with Nova Scotians).

2. If you need to pass someone in Mexico, just pull out and pass them. Oncoming cars will actually veer onto the shoulder to give you room. This was a little unnerving the first time it happened on the bus to the hotel, but soon I learned it was the norm.

3. It seems only men are worthy of being offered tequila after dinner.

4. Do not get between an American and an all-you-can-eat buffet.

5. All Mexicans pronounce buffet "boofet" instead of "buffay".

6. Everything you look at in the market has a "good price".

7. In Mexico, you can get a sunburn in the shade.

8. No hangovers in Mexico

9. Most of the Mayan Riveria lies underground and is accessible via cenotes, basically big holes in the rock that expose the underground water. They are great for swimming in.

10. Lizards that may wander into your room are harder to catch than mice. It's best just to learn to co-exist peacefully.

11. An alarming number of people, when given the choice between laying beside a pool or laying on a beautiful sandy beach not 10 feet away, will choose the former.

12. Topless beaches are not nearly as exciting as they sound.

13. When it rains, it pours.

14. Iguanas are our friends, iguanas are our enemies.

15. It is easier to get into Mexico as a tourist than it is to get into many bars in Canada.

16. You can always get a better price.

17. Playa del Carmen sadly has a Wal*Mart.

18. The Mayan people had everything figured out hundreds of years before the Europeans arrived.

19. Everyone loves Superman.

20. If you go to Mexico with someone you love, you just might have the time of your life.


Auntie Sue said...

Uncle Dan and I got hooked on tropical destinations. Sounds like you might be too! It just seems to kick the romance factor up a few notches :)
I really enjoyed your interesting observations.

8:30 PM, September 04, 2006  
Michelle said...

Now that is what I'm talking about Brotha.. U just Don't know how to disappoint me do you!!

Miss ya and Our Zillion Hour long Chats though. :(

Glad you guys had a good time..
Iguanas Are Our Friends AND Our Enemies Eh? That Sounds like a good story. :)

10:15 PM, September 04, 2006  
Sharon Baxter said...

So...about comment number 20...does that include mothers? Don't panic!!!!!!

2:24 PM, September 05, 2006  
Andrew Baxter said...

Of course it does... are you taking me to Mexico? :)

8:09 PM, September 06, 2006  

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